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ETHS Students Pledge to Support Evanston’s Climate Action and Resiliency Plan

Evanston Township High School students Sarika Waikar, Mia Houseworth, Jacob Brodsky, and Lily Aaron recently created a “Youth Pledge” to call attention to Evanston’s Climate Action and Resiliency Plan (CARP), which was adopted by the City Council in 2018. As described on the City of Evanston website, CARP includes a community carbon neutrality goal, a […]

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Resolution Would Bring Special Focus to Environmental Injustices in Evanston’s Black and Brown Communities

Environmental injustices, particularly as they impact communities of color, will receive special focus under a resolution that was approved unanimously at the Sept. 14 City Council meeting. Aldermen approved the resolution as a first step in fulfilling the City’s Climate Action and Resilience Plan (CARP), which called for the adoption of an environmental justice ordinance that […]

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Keeping Connected, Sustainability

Webinars on Sustainability One way to stay engaged is to check out the daily lunch webinars from the Illinois Environmental Council (IEC). Topics include responses to federal rollbacks of environmental standards, clean energy and utility bills, state compost and recycling plans and more. The webinars will take place this week between noon and 1 p.m. through […]

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At an Environmental Town Hall, Legislators and Panelists Discuss Proposals to Make Illinois Green

Robyn Gabel has electrifying plans: The State Representative from the 18th District says she would like to see trains all across the State run on electricity, require all new home construction or major renovations include an electric-vehicle charging station, and expand the production and use of electric-powered trucks. To a standing-room-only crowd at the Ecology […]

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City-Wide Initiative Encourages Sustainability on All Levels

The City of Evanston announced that businesses taking action to reduce their environmental impact can receive support from the City as well as recognition for their efforts as part of a new sustainable business recognition program. The program, Sustain Evanston, aims to encourage local businesses to make sustainability improvements, such as installing energy efficient lighting […]

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Evanston Wins Higest Level 2019 Midwest Region Sustainability Award

The Institute for Supply Management-Chicago (ISM-Chicago) has named the City of Evanston the Gold Winner of its 2019 Midwest Region Sustainability Award, which honors organizations for their outstanding efforts to promote sustainable business practices. The City was one of only four organizations honored at ISM-Chicago’s sustainability awards ceremony on April 18, and the only to […]